Sana Khan, Sunny Leone, Santosh Shukla are some of the personalities whose careers received a new lease of life after they participated in the Indian reality show 'Bigg Boss'.
Adult film star Sunny Leone managed to bag a plum role in Mahesh Bhatt's film 'Jism 2' while she was in the Bigg Boss house during the 5th season and that marked her entry into B-town.
Sana Khan and Santosh Shukla, who participated in 'Bigg Boss 6', will be seen alongside Salman Khan's forthcoming movies.
'Bigg Boss' has often acted as a launch pad for those who could not make it big in the Indian entertainment industry or were even a flash in the pan at some point of time and faded away because of lack of offers.
This season, too, faded celebs who could not make it big in the tinsel town have grabbed at the opportunity to reverse their fortunes.
Actor Tanisha Mukherjee, Hazel Keech, Armaan Kohli and Apoorva Agnihotri failed to impress the audience with their acting skills. Their hopes are pinned on making it big with this reality show even as they entered the house of 'Angels and Demons' in 'Bigg Boss7'.
Tanisha comes with a rich Bollywood legacy. Daughter of legendary actress Tanuja, sister of one of the most-successful actresses, Kajol, Tanisha failed to impress during her Bollywood outing.
Armaan Kohli's story is no different. He received several opportunities in movies such as 'Kohra' (1992) and Dushmani (2002). However, his films failed to make an impact at the box office. 'Bigg Boss 7' could be that final opportunity for him.
Apoorva Agnihotri and Hazel Keech both made their debut with super hit movies, but were not able to encash their fame. While Apoorva made his debut with 1996 release 'Pardes', Hazel was the supporting artist in Salman Khan's 'Bodyguard' (2011).
Following the difficult times in Bollywood, Apoorva entered the small screen hoping that he would be able to garner more fan following by acting in daily soaps. But the actor's hopes were dashed yet again.
However, all is not lost yet. Both the housemates have so far come across as calm and composed individuals. But it is difficult to predict who would finally emerge as winner as tables can turn anytime.
Moving on, it must be mentioned here that Big Boss 7 is not all about losers and final oppportunities. There are contestants in the house who haven't really bitten dust yet and have a lot to offer to the entertainment industry. So, it is a little surprising to find them in the house.
One such participant is model Gauhar Khan who made headlines with her horrifying wardrobe malfunction on the ramp during a fashion event. She didn't let the incident get her off public memory. Her item number 'Jhalla Walla' from 'Ishaqzaade' was a chartbuster and still blares loudly at beetle leave (paan) shops in India.
So, what made her turn to 'Bigg Boss 7'? While we wait for the answer on that one, it is definite that she will add some much-needed spice in the house.